Saturday art blogging: I am your father!

by Eszter Hargittai on October 6, 2018

In a small town in the French-speaking part of Switzerland is a fantastic exhibit dedicated entirely to Star Wars. It showcases several artists using very different media to pay homage to the popular series. From digitally-edited photographs of classical sculptures to various creative 3D-renderings of well-known characters, from photos of lego scenes to drawings in countless styles, the exhibit offers lots of interesting visual stimuli. It’s hard to pick a favorite. I very much appreciated Kyle Hagey’s pieces and can’t believe I had never come across them before. Conveniently, you can view and buy copies of his work on Etsy. There is also a free-to-play Star Wars pinball machine on the top floor of the museum as well as an old-school video game. This is a must-see for any Star Wars fan. The show runs through Oct 14th. That doesn’t leave a lot of time to visit and as far as I can tell, sadly it is not a traveling exhibition. While not the same experience, I did upload some of my photos here for those who are interested, but can’t make it there in person.



Bill Benzon 10.06.18 at 10:22 am

These are wonderful, Eszter. Hope you don’t mind if I linked some of your photos out to Twitter.


dilbert dogbert 10.06.18 at 6:18 pm

I think a take off on Christina’s World would be a hoot:


Eszter Hargittai 10.06.18 at 7:26 pm

Sure, Bill! Glad you enjoyed them.


Adam Roberts 10.06.18 at 8:07 pm

Wonderful stuff. I’ve only visited the Maison d’Ailleurs once, but it’s a stunning little museum, with a world class Jules Verne collection (the reason I went). They were running a steampunk expo when I visited and it was just splendid. What I don’t understand is why such an impressive facility is located in this tiny little out-of-the-way Swiss town.


Adrian Boutel 10.07.18 at 7:42 pm

We went today, and it was great. And it’s been extended by two weeks.

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